Ashley Bellouin’s work alternates between and often merges sound art, electroacoustic composition and instrument building, where she focuses on creating alternative designs to rare or forgotten musical instruments. She has participated in music festivals across the country, including Soundwave ((5)), the 26th Annual SEAMUS National Conference, the San Francisco Tape Music Festival, the 12th Annual Santa Fe International Festival of Electroacoustic Music, and the 10th Annual CSUF New Music Festival. In May of 2012 she received an MFA in Electronic Music and Recording Media from Mills College, where she was awarded the Frog Peak Collective Experimental Music Award for her thesis performance Hummen. Ashley recently completed a residency at the Paul Dresher Ensemble Artist Residency Program, where she collaborated with Ben Bracken on building an ensemble of instruments including two monochord/tambura hybrids. She is currently a visiting artist at the UC Berkeley Center for Mew Media, and in 2013 will participate in a residency at the Djerassi Resident Artists Program. Ashley resides in Oakland, California.